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Ricky Yiu Poon-Fai

Ricky Yiu is a famous racehorse trainer in Hong Kong. Born in 1957, he is the first Chinese trainer to have won at Group One level on foreign soil, taking out the Sprinters Stakes in Japan with Ultra Fantasy and the KrisFlyer Sprint in Singapore with Sacred Kingdom.

Fantastico shows massive progress

Ricky Yiu Poon-fai has had a steady stream of winners this season - 30 - and Fantastico should soon be added to that list following a top runner-up performance in the Class Four ATV Miss Asia Pageant up the Sha Tin straight.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 5:41am

Absent Yiu at the double

While trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai was perusing some new acquisitions at yearling sales in Australia, back at home his stable was firing on all cylinders with a couple of breakthrough performances delivering a double.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Atacx has the right tools to go higher

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's Atacx is quickly finding his find his feet, judging by the way he performed in the Class Three The House Repp Handicap (1,000m) on Sunday.

Atacx joined the local ranks off a rating of 68 following a three-year-old career in Ireland for trainer Tommy Stacks for a win and a placing - all on rain-affected going.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:16am

Ricky Yiu hopes youngster Amber Sky will score rare win

An exciting young horse tackling the best older ones is a highlight in most jurisdictions but a novelty here, where the Ricky Yiu Poon-fai-trained Amber Sky will on Sunday be the first in more than a decade even to attempt it.

24 Jan 2013 - 3:09am

Going the extra mile pays off for moody Angland

It took three days of bad moods and hunger but Tye Angland and Go Baby Go lowered the colours of boom three-year-old sprinter Amber Sky in the Victoria Racing Club Trophy (1000m) yesterday.

7 Jan 2013 - 3:10am

Racing Digest, December 23, 2012

First win does little to win over trainer and jockey

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Romantic City can run his opposition ragged

It took nearly one year, 20 runs and a drop of 32 ratings points for Romantic City to become competitive again, but now that the bold front-runner has reclaimed some semblance of his best form, the six-year-old can make it back-to-back wins in the anchor leg of tomorrow night's Triple Trio at Happy Valley.

27 Nov 2012 - 1:54am

The Sky's the limit - but not just yet

We hope it doesn't come down to blows between trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and martial arts star owner Sammo Hung Kam-po over three-year-old Amber Sky's immediate path because that would all be one-way traffic.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:38am

'Amber Sky not ready to take on big boys yet'

Ricky Yiu Poon-fai promised not to rush exciting youngster Amber Sky after the boom three-year-old reclaimed his status as a rising sprint star with another dominant straight-track victory.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:33am

Draw is the key for speedy Matsukaze

Matsukaze can deliver as a banker in the anchor leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin and the likely front-runner represents apprentice Dicky Lui Cheuk-yin's best chance of a maiden win in his short career.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:01am